The Desert Island Book Tag

It’s time for another book tag! Isn’t that exciting? Yes it is. Actually, something else that is also very exciting is that I started reading The Mortal Instruments yesterday! Who’s proud?! Talk about being late to the party . . .

Desert Island Book Tag

Thank you so much to Beth @ Reading Every Night who tagged me to do this tag. I feel like this is very realistic thing to consider because if ever I found myself stranded on an island then I would be very upset if I were stuck there without books. I mean, food is great and all but I’m not sure I could survive without books.

Water: A book you can simply cannot live without

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling


You might be asking, but why this one in particular, Kirstie? Ah, well I’m glad you did. Actually it’s not really a very interesting story, this just happens to be my favourite book in the series because it’s FABULOUS. A fun fact for you is that this is one of the few books that I’ve reread in my life. I’m such a terrible rereader. But if I was stuck on an island then I would definitely need this book to keep me sane. I also really like the cover of this one.

Food: A book that is a close second on your favourites list

Ensnared by A. G. Howard


BECAUSE THE FEEEEEELS. I distinctly remember finishing this book at about 2am in the morning after bawling my eyes out and then collapsing in a heap of unfflksadjf. Oh wow, did I love this book. What a stella ending to a series, I tell you. By the way, I thought you might like to know that Howard announced the other day the AUGUST 2016 RELEASE DATE of another series of hers? And nope, it’s not Roseblood pushed forward – IT’S ANOTHER ONE. Excuse me whilst I faint.

Shelter: A book that makes you feel at home and safe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis


Gotcha there, didn’t I? You thought I was going to post the first Harry Potter book. Well, HAH! Whilst I love that first book, I did have quite the severe love/hate relationship with it when I was about 8. Firstly, I had a terrible bookmark that annoyed me to no end, and secondly, if a snail had been sitting on the page and crawling along each line, it would’ve been going faster than my reading pace (and yes, that’s where my handle comes from). ANYWAY. I love this book, I think I’ve read this three whole times – look at you gasping – so yes, snuggling up with this is definitely equal to building myself a nice, safe shelter.

Flare gun: A book you would recommend to a person that doesn’t read

Contest by Matthew Reilly

Now my reasoning for this one is very sound. My sister’s boyfriend is not (or should I say, was not) a reader AT ALL. And obviously this bothered me. What strange human being doesn’t enjoy staring at variations of the alphabet on endless pages for hours? PAH. So I actually marched to the shops, bought this for him, and gave it to him with the words READ THIS OR ELSE. And guess what? He loved it. L-o-v-e-d it. In fact, it was such a ridiculously successful conversion that he’s even gone out and bought more books since, *self-five*. Because have you even read a Matthew Reilly book? They’re monstrously fun and an excellent flare gun for a sinking reader.

Fire-matches: A book that warms your heart

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss


You know, I was just imagining how ineffective this would be as a pick up line. But I’m keen to put this to the test. I think I shall wander around uni declaring that you make my heart warm like a matchstick, and see how that goes. I’ll let you know. I LOVED this book (obviously, what human being in their right mind doesn’t (sorry if you don’t)). I also read this during winter and I don’t know about you but when I think back on books I recall the time of year I read them in too – or just a general ‘experience’ of the time that I was reading them. So this book makes me think of tea, scarves, snugglyness, and happy thoughts. Ahh.

Compass: A book that directed you towards your love of reading

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck


If you don’t know, this is my FAVOURITE book. I loved this series so much and just omg – I mean, the entire third book is heavily revolved around dragons and, well, you know me (I just realised that I have no dragon paraphernalia at all . . . this must change). This book 100% got me into reading because it was the first YA fantasy book that I read and went dayuuum that was good. And I have never read anything but YA fantasy since. The end. (I’m kidding, sort of).

 My tags:

Anastasia @ Read & Survive

Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews

H-Dawg @ The Book Llama

Ashley & Veronica @ City Girl Scapes

TT @ Intro To Blurb

Jo @ bookloversblog

So there we have it! This is the realistic list of items that I would bring with me if I were stuck on a desert island. Yup. This was a really fun tag to do so thank you again Beth for tagging me!! As a fun disclaimer, I’m writing this sipping on my brand spanking new mug from Cait (@ Paper Fury)’s Society6 store and it’s BEAUTIFUL. If you want to see this oh so lovely mug then head over to this Twitter post of mine to see it in all its glory. #Supporting FabulousBloggers.

Would you choose any of these books if you were stuck on an island?

what would you choose

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

11 thoughts on “The Desert Island Book Tag

  1. Another book tag?! ALWAYS EXCITING. I don’t think there will ever reach a point where I won’t be enthralled by the prospect of a good book tag. I’ve seen this one floating around a bit and always wanted to give it a go … now I guess I’ll have to!

    Your mugged shelves are entirely satisfying, and can I just have a moment to worship Cait’s handiwork *praises* The book choices are also very good – Prisoner of Askaban? I agree it would be hard to survive without. If I had to choose a HP book, I’d probably go for the first one as I think it could satiate my re-reading needs on a desert island. I mean, I don’t know if I could cope with a mid-series book. WHAT IF YOU STARTED FORGETTING HOW THE PLOTLINE EVOLVED BEFORE, AND AFTER IT? Hmm, maybe I’ll go for a standalone.

    Oh and thanks again for the tag! Will definitely give this a go once I clear through some of my remaining tag stockpile. Hehe, I nominated you for the Dragon Loyalty Award this week should you wish to give it a go – I’d love to respond to your answers, and see what you guess for mine!

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    1. One can never have too many book tags to do! Now you’ve got me concerned about forgetting the series other than the book you choose to reread FOREVER, *runs in circles*. Although I don’t think I’ll forget what happens in HP, it’s ingrained on my soul.

      I am in love with the mug. IT’S SO PRETTY. I will most likely spend all my money on mugs eventually, it’s like a weird addiction that I’ve developed. So between Society6 stores and Redbubble I stand no chance.

      Thank you for tagging me! I can’t wait to give it a go – hopefully in the next couple of days (although I need to do my March wrap up and uggghhh it takes so long haha).


  2. Great picks for this tag! I love the Harry Potter series. If I ever did this tag again I’d probably pick one of those books for Water as well. Also, YES, I love Ensnared (actually the whole of the Splintered series) it was such a brilliant book and a really strong ending to what is one of my favourite series!

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      1. Someone should do a Harry Potter tag, if there isn’t one already, but yes, you definitely pick one book for each answer of this one too!
        Oh I know what you mean, I need to re-read the Splintered series soon, it’s been way too long!

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